Miriam Home Day Programs
Recently, there has been increasing attention around reported upcoming cuts to certain services at Miriam Home & Services, a CRDITED (Centre de réadaptation en déficience intellectuelle et en troubles envahissants du développement) operated by the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal.
The Miriam Foundation is a Separate Entity
Although The Miriam Foundation shares a name and a history with the Miriam Home and Services CRDITED, they are very separate entities.
Once dedicated entirely and exclusively to supporting programs for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) & Intellectual Disabilities (ID) inside Miriam Home and Services, the Miriam Foundation now also funds a number of other important initiatives run by an extensive list of leading organizations throughout Montreal, for the same population.
This CRDITED is a tenant in the Foundation’s building in Mount Royal, The Lori Black Community Centre.
The Foundation believes that every person deserves quality professional services, family support, social connections and the opportunity to realize his or her unique potential; makes charitable distributions to many organizations, including this CRDITED based on specific requests.
ASD & ID are Lifelong Challenges
Although the quality of services provided in our province is good, there just are not enough investments in resources to serve this population of some 150,000 Quebecers. The Miriam Foundation finds it regrettable and tragic that families of people with ASD and / or ID of all ages still struggle with getting access to adequate services for their loved ones.
There are currently wait lists for diagnosis, for early intervention, for better support in schools, for access to employment, for appointments with specialized medical professionals such as dentists, for residential services and, for services for our elderly loved ones.
Warren Greenstone, President and CEO, Miriam Foundation
Tony Meti, Chair of the Board, Miriam Foundation
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